Daniel Burton played four years at the University of Louisville. Burton hit .294 with five home runs and 28 RBIs as a freshman in 2004. Burton was named to the Conference USA all-freshman team and a Freshman All-American. Burton was named seventh best pro prospect by Baseball America after hitting .305-6-37 in the Clark C. Griffith Collegiate Baseball League that summer. Burton hit .300 with two home runs and 34 RBIs as a junior in 60 games as a junior in 2006. Burton was named Big East player of the week in February. Burton helped Cardinals reach College World Series as a senior in 2007, he hit .312 with eight home runs and 57 RBIs...lettered three times in basketball, four times in baseball and once in cross country at New Albany (Ind.) High School...set school records in hits (143), doubles (35), triples (10), home runs (13), steals (28), runs (113), and RBIs (107) in his career as a centerfielder...hit .505 with 14 doubles, six triples, seven home runs, 42 runs, and 45 RBIs in 30 games as a senior in 2003. Burton selected as the Indiana Defensive Player of the Year in 2003.
Marist righthander Bobby Hastry has been signed to a free agent contract with the Kansas City Royals, the squad announced this week. Hastry will report to the Burlington Royals in North Carolina, the Royals' minor league single-A affiliate.The 6-1 Maynard, Mass. native struck out 75 batters in 101.1 career innings and powered the Red Foxes to a win in this season's WPDH Hudson Valley Baseball Classic at Dutchess Stadium. In that contest, Hastry gave a commanding performance, tossing seven strong innings with four hits, one run and seven strikeouts. He also nailed down a pair of saves on the season